Who is the Padres Number One Prospect?

July 21, 2017

It’s July 21 and the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching. While most people take this time of year to discuss which players could be moved and which players should be acquired, I try not to get too involved. At the end of the day, the Padres are going to make some moves to better the future prospects of winning a World Series championship. With so many teams vying…


Pros and Cons to a Potential Promotion of Fernando Tatis Jr.

July 19, 2017

  As you may know, the Lake Elsinore Storm have a spot to fill with the promotion of shortstop Javier Guerra to Double-A San Antonio. Who is better to fill that void than TinCaps’ shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.? He is having a great year in Single-A, so he seems more than qualified to get the promotion to Lake Elsinore. Fernando Tatis Jr. really does deserve a promotion. He is swinging…


Down on the Farm: Weekly Review July 3-9

July 10, 2017

Franchy Cordero– CF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 11-29, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 18 TB There’s no doubt that Franchy Cordero was impressive in his short stint with the Padres this season. However, with the return of Manuel Margot, and Cordero’s rather significant strikeout problem, it was pretty clear he needed some time back down in Triple-A. Since returning to Triple-A, Cordero has been on fire, as…


Down on the Farm: July 6

July 7, 2017

Dillon Overton– LHP, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K Fresh off a not so great spot start against the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers, Overton looked a lot better for the Chihuahuas on Thursday night. Over the last year or so, Overton has been about as up and down as they come. For every solid start there is a bad start, but…


14 Players Who Have Progressed Within the Padres’ System This Year

July 6, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ future really depends on how well the minor league system flourishes. Groundwork has been laid for the team to have success for a long time, but that all is based on the hope that their young farm system provides ample talent to compete. Recently, Peter Seidler was on local radio and proclaimed that the team will not delve into big-time free agency in the future. That…


Down on the Farm: June 26

June 26, 2017

Eric Lauer– LHP, High-A, Lake Elsinore Storm 5 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 8 K Apparently Eric Lauer is mortal after all. In what was his worst outing of the season, Lauer gave up six earned runs on seven hits over his five innings of work. Lauer’s trouble began in the third inning following a one-out walk, which was followed by a two-out triple, scoring the first run…


Down on the Farm Weekly Recap: May 15-21

May 22, 2017

Christian Villanueva and Jose Pirela– 3B/IF, OF, Triple-A, El Paso Chihuahuas 12-25, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 22 TB 10-28, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 22 TB Offensively, it was a big week for the El Paso Chihuahuas. Over the last week, the Chihuahuas have had nine players hit over .300, led by Villanueva and Pirela, who slashed .480/.519/.880 and .435/.480/.957 with seven combined home runs. Although these two may be from…


Fernando Tatis Jr. Is a Mature & Impressive Young Man

May 16, 2017

The San Diego Padres’ farm system is growing beyond belief. Players with high ceilings are at almost every level. The growth of the farm system is phenomenal, and not many players have developed more in recent months than the San Diego Padres’ infielder, Fernando Tatis Jr. The 18-year-old, Dominican, right-handed hitter is currently playing at the Single-A level, and is holding his own against much older competition in the Midwest…


Fort Wayne TinCaps 25-Man Roster is Set

April 2, 2017

Today is finally Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season. After what seems like years of waiting, the San Diego Padres will finally play meaningful baseball in 2017 starting at one o’clock against the Los Angeles Dodgers. While the big league team may be rough to watch this season, the Padres have a lot of talent in the minor leagues to keep an eye on. Nowhere is that more true…


Padres Minors: Down on the Farm- June 27th

June 28, 2016

Padres Prospect of the Day: Jason Hagerty, LF, Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB On a day in which the Chihuahuas’ bats once again came to life, Jason Hagerty was the star of the show. The Chihuahuas were getting hits up and down the lineup, but Hagerty was the real star, collecting three hits and driving in two of the Chihuahuas 11 runs. Hagerty has…


Padres News: Taking a Look at New Padre Fernando Tatis Jr.

June 8, 2016

Last week the rebuilding of the San Diego Padres started (AGAIN). The team traded away pitcher James Shields to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitcher Erik Johnson and young SS prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. Although Johnson may contribute as a back of the rotation starter, the key to the trade is Tatis Jr. Fernando Tatis Jr. is the son of former major leaguer Fernando Tatis, the White Sox signed…


Padres News: Taking a Look at New Padres Pitcher Erik Johnson *With Video

June 5, 2016

The trade of James Shields to the White Sox brings the San Diego Padres a young pitcher named Erik Johnson. The right handed starter from the University of California has been a highly touted prospect for the Sox, but he has yet to make the jump to being a successful major league pitcher. Perhaps his time is now? The San Diego Padres are clearly in a rebuilding mode of sorts. The…